Everything you need to know about X-rays
How X-ray scans work
X-rays produce a 2-Dimensional image to examine internal body parts. An x-ray is very fast, just like taking a photograph. The radiologist/medical imaging specialist reviews the images and sends the results to your referring Doctor.
What to expect
An X-Ray is a relatively low-risk procedure that is used for all ages, including newborns.
Upon your arrival at the Radiology Department, you may be asked to change into a gown depending on the x-ray. The radiographer will take you to the X-ray room where you may be seated, standing or lying on the x-ray table for your imaging. The radiographer will adjust the body area into the correct position and ask you to hold very still. You may be asked to hold your breath – this is very important.
The day of the X-ray
before the X-ray
10 - 20mins after